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Would you guys help me with a uni project by answering a few questions?

Questionnaire I would greatly appreciate it if you could take some time to fill in this short questionnaire. I am collecting data for primary research to be used within a project at university. ...
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Does lowering the pitch of a sound lower the quality?

I recorded my dog growling and shifted the pitch down -12semitones to get a really deep growling rumble for a monster sound. I put this sound in a video and I got a comment asking if it was an MP3. I ...
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Advice and comments on my first sound design for a film clip

This is my first sound design. I did a short clip from Lord of the Rings. I'm trying to get a decent monster sound. Comments and advice would be great. Thanks. http://www.vimeo.com/17062502
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Favorite organic sounding plugins

Hi everyone, this is a thread about our favorite organic sounding plug-ins. It might be a little bit newbie of me but I'll ask anyways. The reason I'm asking is because I am processing a clap to ...
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Any reviews on IRCAM SPAT plugin?

Hey everyone. I was wondering if anybody has used the IRCAM SPAT plugin. I saw a demo of it at AES this year and it seemed pretty nice.
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Feedback on my sound design.

Hi everyone. I am hoping for some feedback on a work that I am in the last stage of completing. It is a sound replacement clip from Star Trek, the Future Begins. I am interested in opinions and ...
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Video Game Hit Sounds

Hi everyone. I have a question about creating sounds that go with a video game. The type of video game is a player vs. player game where you choose your characters and fight over a short period of ...
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Best Horror Film Visual+Sound Combination?

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween. Ok, I had to ask, it being Halloween and all, What's your favorite Horror Film Visual+Sound combination? I know it's probably been asked before on ...
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How to make a sound 4D?

Does anybody have some insight in how to make a sound 4D? Genaudio has a few apps that make your sound 4D. I met the Genaudio Plugin Manager one time at a seminar he did in San Francisco. After ...
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Tutorials: Sonnenschein's Webinar vs Nick's Tutorials - Thoughts?

This was initially posted on Gearslutz, but I think it's more appropriate here. I'm looking to purchase a package of tutorials. I've read D. Sonnenschein's book twice and watched his free, ...
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Need advice on which mics to get.

Hi Guys Just starting to get into foley and field recording for my University project. I've got a budget of around £500 and need some advice on which type of mics to purchase. Im essentially looking ...
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The difference between Dry Comedic and Slapstick sounds

Can we compare the difference between dry comedic and slapstick sounds?? Is there a fine line between these things or is it vague? Maybe a movie or article reccomendation could lend a helping hand ...
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Sound Design fundamentals for different genres

Hi all, Just wanted to know if anyone was aware of any good sites where people have written about/reviewed the different sound design fundamentals for different genres? Like comedy, horror, drama etc....
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Inspiration from the world of music production

Hello sound friends. This is is another 'list your top' question. Today: Which music producers do you feel created unique and inspiring sound design and in so doing made the albums they produced a ...
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sound design for an arcade like Tyrian game!

I am currently working on a project that reminds me of the old games Tyrian and Raptor (classic pew pew games). I have to do the sound design for all the sounds and the music so I'd like your ...
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Solo vs. Team - Sound Design

Sound design is an art. With each artist, comes the inevitable non-conforming attitude when it comes to change in their work. I've found quite the opposite when working in sound design than that of ...
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Processing Whooshes

I have been trying to add reverb to wind, thunder, and air sounds while also pitching them down and the results are in... Can anyone share some insight on how to process a sound like wind, a swish, ...
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Tips for making LFE

We all know and love the LFE and we can feel it in our bones when it shows itself. Does anybody have some tips on making Low Frequency Effects?
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Post project archival

The sound design documentation question has me thinking about something that I don't really put much effort into, though maybe I should. Lets say you've just wrapped a long, in-depth sound design ...
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Multimedia sound effects

Hi guys, how can create multimedia effects like beeps,buttons,mouse over??? Thanks Andrea
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Do you use reaktor, Max, PD?

When you are looking for a creative processing, what plugin's do you use? Do you often find yourself using Reaktor, Max, PD or any other modular languages? How often do you find yourself ...
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What do you use delays for?

What do you use delays for? Thickening? making wierd effects? I never use them even to thicken, maybe that's because my delay is too long. Whats up world!? depth?
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Creating “Vintage” Sound

I'm fascinated by "vintage" film making - the look, sound, acting, stories - from the early days of film. I'm especially in love with the sound of dialog and foley during the 40s and 50s. I ...
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Articles- Sound Design in comedy

I wonder if you guys have read great articles or have book referees about sound design for comedy (which tricks are used and how the sound helps the movie/tv show/etc to be funnier) that you could ...
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Looking for good resources regarding film analysis

Hi everyone, I'm currently doing a paper at university in film music, analysing the composition & sound design of various films. We've been assigned to groups & ours has decided to analyse ...
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1800-ish SFX Library for film battle?

Hi Guys, I'm in need of authentic or whatever comes handy for a battle scene taking place in the early 1800...think 1820. I'm talking about horses, long powder rifles explosions, cannons, men yelling ...
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Big Stomping Sound?

Anybody know where I can start to make a big stomping sound. I need it for a T-Rex, so its gotta be huge!
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Creating insect-like voices for talking flies

I've been asked by a friend to help create some convincing and comical voices for talking flies in a stop motion short. After thinking about how to do this the best I could come up with was to pitch ...
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Creating sounds for a T-Rex?

Ive been given the task to create sounds for a T-Rex, and this is my first real sound design project. Im more accustomed to designing sounds with synthesis, not so much with recorded sounds, so I was ...
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Disorientated Slow Motion Film Effects

Hi, Am doing a film where someone is murdered and a family member witness' it and as she runs to help the film is shot in slow motion and the sound needs to disorientating, weird and warped. Apart ...
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Do you use keyboard to design?

I was checking Openlabs NekoEX5 on the net and I really loved it. So, I was wondering do you use keyboard when you do sound design, if so which one? Is it in occasional situations? I use my library ...
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First EVER live-production student film…Audio and Video separate? [closed]

Hey guys, Basically all the work I have done so far in University has been post production audio. I take clips from films, strip out all the original audio, and try adding it all back in. I've now ...
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Video game sound design

Anyone recommend a specific sound design program or certificate or anything like that, that will help me prepare for video game sound design?
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Emotional sound

I just want to share this experience I had yesterday and hear others' stories. I got asked to do a short film yesterday. It was shot on DSLR and looks lovely. There's no dialogue and concerns a ...